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The Best Time Angela Ever Broke Character On The Office

Fans of "The Office" won't be shocked to learn that it was the most streamed show of 2020, garnering an impressive 57 billion minutes of watch time (via Variety). From the clever writing to the relatability of working in an office environment, there are many reasons why "The Office" is such a binge-worthy series.

Another key factor behind the popularity of "The Office" is its top-notch cast of actors. Whether it's Steve Carell and his constant hijinks as regional manager Michael Scott, or Angela Kinsey as judgmental accountant Angela Martin, each and every character brings a strong dynamic to the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin.

However, it's not just the actors' talent that makes "The Office" special. It's their chemistry and friendship off-screen that truly brings it to life. Based on the slew of blooper reels available, it's clear that the cast had a blast while filming. Considering the number of over-the-top comedic scenes they had to shoot, it won't come as much of a surprise that Carell, John Krasinski, and Rainn Wilson are featured in the majority of the bloopers.

At some point, all actors — even Kinsey as the super strict Angela — can't help but break character.

Angela can't stop laughing during her and Dwight's sabotage plot

When "The Office" audiences are introduced to Angela, she's reserved and critical of her Dunder Mifflin colleagues. Yet there's more to Angela than meets the eye. She has a secret affair going on with Dwight and will do anything to help him, even at the expense of Andy Bernard (Ed Helms).

The best time that Kinsey ever breaks character occurs in Season 3, Episode 23 ("Beach Games"). In this episode, Michael pits his employees against each other in a series of outlandish contests. The winner, he says, gets his job as regional manager. In private, Angela and Dwight conspire to beat Andy. Dwight whispers, "Sabotage," to which Angela replies, "What are you saying? Did you say sandwich?" When Dwight corrects her, she answers, "I knew you were saying sabotage. I was giving you an example. I will misunderstand everything that Andy says until he goes insane."

Evidently, it took several attempts for Kinsey to make it through the scene without cracking up. She assures those behind the cameras, "I got it now," before bursting out laughing again. Through it all, Wilson stays in character, only allowing a minor grin during the third take. As Kinsey tries to hide her giggles, he intensely asks if she is ok, something which makes her laugh even harder. This is a testament to the real-life bond between these two actors. 

In a 2012 interview with WPXI recognizing the impending end of the series, Kinsey ironically said, "I actually like this guy," to which Wilson aptly responded, "I actually like this gal."